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NEW: Portsmouth historic dockyards festival of Christmas 2018

3 Days

Soak up the magical atmosphere at Portsmouth’s Festival of Christmas! This annual extravaganza transports visitors back to a by-gone era where a cast of colourful characters roam the snowy cobbled streets and rub shoulders with a medley of street entertainers. On this break we will also visit Winchester, and enjoy some free time in Bournemouth.

INCLUDES

Return coach travel


2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions to Winchester, Portsmouth and Salisbury

Entry into the “Portsmouth Festival of Christmas” event

Welcome tea/coffee and mince pies on arrival at the hotel

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – On our way to our hotel we enjoy a leisurely stop at Winchester, perhaps visit the Winchester Cathedral Christmas market inspired by a traditional German Christmas market it is now recognised as one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. After some free time we continue to our hotel.


Day 2 – After breakfast we travel to Portsmouth, here we have included entry into the Dockyard where the “Victorian Festival of Christmas” event is taking place. Here, you can explore the snow-covered Dickensian streets in the awe-inspiring setting of the historic dockyard, the popular market showcases a range of unique stalls alongside Victorian characters and entertainment. Today, our admission will also include entrance to the world-class attractions HMS Victory, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, HMS Warrior 1860 and the WWI vessel HMS M.33. After some free time, we will return to the hotel for our evening meal.


Day 3 – This morning you can enjoy a couple of hours at leisure in Bournemouth. After a leisurely breakfast perhaps head into Bournemouth’s bustling town centre, lined with high street names and department stores you might even manage to pick up a stocking filler (or two!).   

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
01 Dec 2018Portsmouth Historic Dockyards festival of ChristmasHinton Firs 3 days £159.00 Book Now


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